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Coffin lid


Lid for an anthropoid wooden coffin, plastered and painted, of a child, Tairtsekher, daughter of Irtnefret: Ancient Egyptian, possibly from Deir el-Medina, Upper Egypt, New Kingdom, early 19th Dynasty, c.1292-1200 BC

Museum reference

A.1887.597 A


World Culture

Object name

Coffin lid

Production information

Egypt, Northern Africa


New Kingdom
19th Dynasty

Style / Culture

Ancient Egyptian



Physical description


Collection place(s)

Deir el-Medina, Upper Egypt, Egypt, Northern Africa


Depicted: Tairtsekher


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TAYLOR, J H (1989) Egyptian Coffins (Princes Risborough: Shire Publications), p.38

IKRAM, S & A M DODSON (1998). The Mummy in Ancient Egypt (London: Thames & Hudson), p.225 [285].

Egyptian Mummies: Immortality in the Land of the Pharaohs: Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, Stuttgart, (2007), pp.108-109, cat. 91

Manley, B and Dodson, A., (2010) Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffins (Edinburgh: NMS Enterprises Ltd.), pp.30-31

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